ADS Welcomes new Management Team member: Pascal Wiggers
As Nanda Piersma steps down from the ADS Management Team after multiple fruitful years, the University of Applied Sciences AUAS will be represented by a new Management Team member. Pascal Wiggers, Associate Lector in Responsible AI at the AUAS, has taken this position on. As liason from the AUAS, his new insights hold much promise!
As Nanda Piersma steps down from the ADS Management Team after multiple fruitful years, we are delighted that the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is willing to continue their support for the organisation. Pascal Wiggers, Associate Lector in Responsible AI at the AUAS, has taken this position. We look forward to making use of Pascal’s extensive expertise and experience in developing new activities within ADS.
Read more about Pascal Wiggers here.
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